Monday, April 17, 2023



Marianne is returning to Kilteelagh House and her grandmother Collie, is no longer there.  Collie has passed away and she had only one request from Marianne.  Collie wants Marianne to leave her life in New York and move to Kilteelagh House.  Ireland is the last place Marianne would find herself living.  But, Marianne can’t deny her grandmother’s last wish and so she packs up and moves from New York to Ireland.  She is heartbroken from losing her grandmother but will take care of her cousins as her Collie asked.  Soon after arriving at Kilteelagh house Marianne meets Jack and they quickly become friends.  She can’t help but think that Collie’s plan all along for Marianne was for her to not only raise her cousins but also to find love. 

The Irish House by Ann O’Loughlin was a wonderful, heartwarming and emotional read.  This amazing story of love, loss, and family was both uplifting and inspiring.  I loved the characters and the detailed description of the Irish coast was fabulous.  It made me want to pack my bags and board the next flight to Ireland.   This is a new to me author and I really enjoyed her writing style.  I was hooked from the first page to the last and this unputdownable book is one that I will recommend over and over again.  I loved it!!!


Author:  Ann O’Loughlin
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: April 14, 2023 
Pages: 369 
Buy on Amazon

My dearest Marianne, have you ever completely loved one person? What I am about to tell you now, I have told no one…

Beautiful Kilteelagh House in Ireland, with its avenue of trees and its acres of wildflowers, was somewhere 
Marianne thought she’d never be again. At least, not without her beloved grandmother Collie. But when Collie passes away, she has just one request – for Marianne to leave behind her glamorous life in New York and to raise Collie’s orphaned granddaughters in the wild Irish countryside. Heartbroken and determined to fulfil her grandmother’s dying wish, Marianne has no choice but to say yes…

All Marianne and her cousins have left is each other, and letters from Collie that keep arriving from beyond the grave. They become a lifeline for Marianne, and she soon realises that her grandmother still has a lot to still teach her. And after a chance encounter with gorgeous local handyman
 Jack, Marianne wonders if Collie believed being back at Kilteelagh House would help her find love, too?

Soon, Marianne can’t help but begin to fall in love with this place that is so full of memories, of secrets, and perhaps even a little bit of Irish magic. But then out of the blue, a letter from Collie arrives that changes everything…

Will Marianne ever be able to decide where her heart truly belongs? Or will she have to run away from the only people who have ever truly understood her?


Ann is the Irish author of five novels and has been translated into eleven languages. Her first novel 
The Ballroom Cafe was also an ebook bestseller and in the top 20 bestselling books of 2015 on Amazon UK. Ann loves to write and often gets up at 5am to get the words down, before starting her other job of writing as a news reporter. A leading journalist in Ireland, Ann has covered all major news events in a long career with Independent Newspapers, Ireland. She is now a senior journalist with the Irish Examiner specializing in legal issues. Ann has also lived in India. Originally from the west of Ireland she now lives on the east coast with her husband and family.

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